Time for me to Thank Artist Mary Frank


This Thanksgiving I give thanks to Mary Frank because she makes me keep thinking about art, including hers. She makes me want to give time to the surprising, sustaining gifts of art. She makes me want to share my view of what an artist like Mary Frank has done and can do.

For now I’ll share with

  • a slide show from a visit to her bronze sculpture “Presence”  first conceived in clay at least three decades ago
  • a few of her photos created recently with collaged materials, from an exhibit ending all too soon at Gallery Kayafas in Boston
  • a list of links, including articles and videos, that give a sense of the continuing creative life of  Mary Frank, born in 1933.

Each section ends with a question, inviting your comments about Mary Frank’s work.

Slideshow of time with “Presence” on an October afternoon in Hamilton Hall Courtyard, Harvard Business School

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Do you have experiences, stories, or photos related to “Presence?” Please comment. 

Photos from Mary Frank, Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow exhibit at Gallery Kayafas,  October 23-November 28, 2015



Myths, velocity, shadows evoked in local galleries review by Cate McQuaid in Boston Globe  Nov. 10, 2015

Do you have observations, feelings, or questions about this Boston exhibit or other exhibits of Mary Frank’s work?  Please comment. 

Links to Resources about Mary Frank

Mary Frank artist biography and images from DC Moore Gallery

The sculptor, painter and photographer Mary Frank reflects on the core value of art during a presentation for Harvard’s Ceramics Program, October 26, 2015 by Anita Lo ’16, Harvard Arts Blog

Visions of Mary Frank  55 min film |  Documentary, Biography, History  |  16 April 2014 (USA)

Mary Frank: Portraits – YouTube ▶ 9:33 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwwJCSY7fMIMar 21, 2013 – Uploaded by DeeDee Halleck

Do you have additions, thoughts, or questions related to resources about Mary Frank?  Please comment.  

Thank you for reading this post!


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